The Union of Students in Ireland have begun a series of demonstrations, with marches stage recently in Dublin, Cork and Silgo as Budget 2014 looms. Sean Defoe and Nicole O’Connor explore what measures students can expect and the actions being undertaken by the USI to prevent further cuts.
University College Cork are this year piloting a sceme whereby the consumption of alcohol has been prohibited in certain on-campus accommodation. Garrett Lavin found out that DCU’s Accommodation Department have considered introducing simliar.
A recent survey conducted by the Union of Students in Ireland has found that just 3 per cent of Irish third-level students report unwanted sexual experiences, despite 16 per cent encountering them. The study surveyed over 2,750 students online earlier this year, as Suzanne Cooper reports.
UCD students have voted in favour of making their campus a smoke-free zone, however their Students’ Union Equality and Welfare Officer is not sure whether the ban can be implemented. Trinity College are said to be considering a similar move, as Laura Colgan reports.
Students could be making themselves unemployable, a social media expert has told the inaugural conference of the Education and Training Boards Ireland. Emily Bodkin warns students of the potential dangers and advises on how these can be avoided.
The students of NUI Galway have decided that their college will take a pro-choice stance on abortion. This comes after 2,478 of the 3,454 students that voted in the referendum supported NUI Galway adopting a pro-choice
University College Dublin students have decided to split from the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) with a 63% majority from 2700 votes. The university now has one year to notify USI of its intentions
Postgraduate degrees available in Ireland are of a weak standard compared to those offered elsewhere, a top Irish professor has said. Delivering an address as part of the Seamus Heaney Lecture Series in St. Patrick’s
Both NUI Galway and Galway-Mayo IT have confirmed they will not take any disciplinary action against students following last month’s unofficial RAG Week. Thousands of students flooded the city’s centre last month for the week, many
Almost 1,000 people have signed a petition aimed at getting level 8 degree courses in Ballyfermot College recognized by the Irish grant system. Ballyfermot’s BA in Media Production Management is awarded through DCU and so
More than 3,000 students are still waiting for their grant application to be processed by Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). With less than three months left before the end of the academic year, the centralised
Irish students are being warned to act more responsibly on J1 working summer holidays after a well-known advocate of the programme raised concerns about its future following several instances of anti-social behaviour among students in
Farm and business assets may be included in means testing for the student grant. Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn has put forward proposals that would change the way students from farming backgrounds or those with
Three students who attempted to egg Taoiseach Enda Kenny during his visit to UCD have avoided expulsion from the college. Suzanne Lee (23), from Belfast, Ben McCormack (24), from Chichester, England and Aidan Rowe (22), from
University of Limerick has announced that it will offer another €88,000 worth of scholarships to high performing students who will begin their studies in the 2013/14 academic year. The scheme will award scholarships of €2,000
The University Times has apologised to the founder of the Iona Institute, David Quinn in relation to defamatory remarks printed in articles in the paper last month. The Trinity student newspaper had been threatened with legal
Griffith College will offer its students the chance to offset their fees if they provide suitable board and accommodation for foreign students. The scheme, which will be available in Griffith’s Dublin, Cork and Limerick campuses,
Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn has launched a new EU university ranking system as part of Ireland’s presidency of the EU. U-Multirank will judge approximately 500 universities around the EU with the first results expected
The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) have launched the “Don’t be that Guy” campaign, a sexual assault awareness campaign targeting potential offenders. The campaign uses strong images with the taglines “It’s not sex when
The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and Drinkaware.ie have launched an Alcohol Awareness Toolkit for Students’ Union officers as RAG Week approaches for many colleges around the country. The guide offers advice and resources for communicating